Pride and Prejudice is 204 today.
Jane Austen‘s most well known novel may seem on the outside like the standard romance novel, but it is so much more.
Yes, the basic plot line is the will they or won’t they question regarding the potential match of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. But Jane Austen was a very smart woman. She knew that her novel had to be much more than the standard love story. An astute observer of her world, Pride and Prejudice and all of her novels are both a road map to the Georgian era and a testament to the folly and joy of humanity.
There are meddling parents, marriages for marriage sake, teenage girls with nothing but clothes and boys on the brain and so much more.
Anyone who knows me or had read this blog knows that Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books and Jane Austen is one of my all time favorite writers. This book is a revelation. It’s no wonder that it has not only been adapted time and again, but it’s plot and characters copied by other writers for other stories.
Jane Austen was a certifiable genius and her book, Pride and Prejudice will last for eternity as one of the classics for the ages.